• 73°

Tink defies odds again, beats cancer

Christmas arrived early for Tink.

Medical indications suggest the pit bull has beaten cancer. Meagan Davis, Tink’s adopted owner, posted on Facebook that the prognosis for the dog is positive. Pathology reports came back with good news.

“Christmas came early for me. And I got the best gift I could have ever prayed for. Tink beat cancer!”

Although Tink is out of immediate danger, she’ll have to be monitored closely since dogs with prior MCT are at greater risk for developing additional mast cell tumors.

Tink underwent surgery last month to remove the cancerous tumor.

Last year Tink was dragged along a Stanly County road tethered behind a pickup truck. Between dangling by the neck and bouncing on the road, Tink suffered gruesome injuries.

She was then left to die from her injuries before volunteers sprang into action by getting her to emergency care. Next, supporters responded by donations of more than $10,000 toward Tink’s medical expenses.

She has since become a trained therapy dog with a special kinship toward children.